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3 Things To Think About When Selecting Sliding Barn Doors For Your Southern California House

March 23, 2016

Whether you’re wanting to redecorate a room or you just moved into your new house in the Southern California area sliding barn doors are a beautiful element to add. But what tips should you follow? And how do you pick a sliding barn door that matches your décor?

Your should consider these 3 things when picking barn doors.

1. Barn Doors Can Fit Almost Any Room

The Bathroom. Sliding barn doors as bathroom doors can provide privacy with the right hardware. And they’re easy to slide, especially for little ones who are learning to use the bathroom. Because of how the track is installed, your barn door slides closed, but might not create a tight seal over the opening.

The Living Room. Sliding barn doors are a great solution when you want to separate the living room from the dining room or the adjacent hallway. You’ll want to choose a barn door style that goes with your living room furniture.

The Bedroom. Here you’re looking for sliding barn doors that bring privacy as well as a calming feel to the room. Wooden barn doors block most of the light from other rooms - and from the windows. And the wood itself innately adds warmth and coziness to the bedroom.

The Pantry. Sliding barn doors are a great substitute for pantry doors. That’s especially true when the pantry faces the kitchen or a dining table. Glide them closed to hide the disorganized snacks shelf. And glide them open to get to your Cuisinart mixer.

Sliding barn doors covering pantry 

2. New Uses for Barn Doors

You’ve seen sliding barn doors mounted over a doorway. Barn doors save space in rooms where swinging a door outwardly is limiting. And since the sliding barn door is going to be the focus when you enter and leave the room, you’ll want to choose one that goes with the décor of the room.

You can also have sliding barn doors installed to cover a window. And our specialists will build the barn door panels to the size of the window and its frame. Homeowners like to take advantage of the fact that it’s easy to match the style of the barn door window treatment to that of the sliding barn door already hanging in the room!

Window covered by sliding barn doors
Barn doors also make great alternatives for closet doors. Covering up your messy clothes is now as easy as sliding the doors shut. Don’t forget that barn doors need wall space on either side of the closet in order to roll easily - and so that your entire wardrobe to be within reach.

Cover up your wall-mounted flat screen TV with sliding barn doors so you’re not staring at the black void over the mantle when it’s off. Our professionals custom build the barn door panels to the TV’s size. In addition, the tracks are deliberately positioned so as to account for the depth of the wall-mounted screen.

3. What Styles Do Barn Doors Come In?

Sliding barn doors come in an assortment of options. This lets you customize how they look to match your color scheme. Here‘s a sample of sliding barn door style combinations that homeowners in the Southern California area purchased.

Rustic Sliding Barn Door. Arrow hardware. Standard Stile and Rail barn door. Weathered Grey stain.

Modern Sliding Barn Door. Three-panel barn door. Snow White paint. Mini top-mount modern hardware.

Classic Sliding Barn Door. Plank barn door with standard top and bottom rail. Barn Red paint. Top-mount Modern hardware.

Looking for more styles, paints, stains, and hardware options? Scroll through the sliding barn doors page.

Bonus Barn Door Design Tip: Do It Yourself Or Hire A Pro?

Installing sliding barn doors means determining if the wall structure is suitable, locating studs in the wall, measuring the dimensions of the window or door opening accurately, and bringing together all the pieces perfectly so the panels move smoothly. With a home improvement project where a misstep could mean buying a whole new barn door set, it is always best to hire an expert in the Southern California area. Let the team at Sunburst Shutters take care of the installation for you. We’ll make sure your barn door is perfectly in place.